ReportersNotebook — Consumables, 11/19/12

SUPPLIER NEWS — Anheuser-Busch earlier this month donated 44,000 cases — 1,056,000 cans — of emergency drinking water and a cash donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.


The brewing company shipped 4,000 cases to two New Jersey distributors — Harrison Beverage in Pleasantville, N.J., and Ritchie & Page Distributing in Robbinsville, N.J. — to the American Red Cross and other local disaster relief organizations on Nov. 1. Another 10,000 cases were delivered to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.


“Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship large quantities of emergency drinking water,” said Peter Kraemer, VP supply for 
Anheuser-Busch. “Our local distributors help identify those communities most in need and work with relief organizations … to make sure the water gets where it’s needed.”


 

Folgers Coffee has debuted bagged coffee and K-Cup packs in its new Gourmet Selections flavors.


Folgers Gourmet Selections bagged coffee is available in five roasts and six flavors, including Baked Berry Cobbler, Coconut Cream Pie, Toasted Hazelnut, Mocha Swirl and Deliciously Dark. Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup packs are available in five roasts and two flavor options, including Morning Cafe Light Roast and Vanilla Biscotti.